Amiani in previous action against Total Nondies/Photo/Daudi Were
Amiani in previous action against Total Nondies/Photo/Daudi Were

KCB are in mourning following the death of their former player, Franklin “ Stooge” Amiani who passed away on Sunday 15 February from suspected heart complications.

A former Kenya fifteens international, “Stooge” , as he was fondly referred to, spent almost his entire career at KCB, joining the team in 1994 via a stint at the now defunct StanChart RFC upon completion of his secondary education at Kakamega High School in 1993.

Amiani (holding trophy) leads KCB players in celebrating their second Kenya Cup title in 2006/Photo/File
Amiani (holding trophy) leads KCB players in celebrating their second Kenya Cup title in 2006/Photo/File

He was an affable, easy going character off the pitch but an aggressive, hard running front row on it,  going on to achieve success as part of the KCB side that won three Kenya Cup titles between 2005 and 2007. He also tasted success in the Enterprise Cup and Impala Floodlit as well as the Rugby Super Series as part of the Lions franchise that won the 2008 edition of the tournament with a 33-9 final win over Rhinos.

“Stooge” also played for Kenya between 2004 and 2008,the Elgon Cup another feather to his cap.

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